The Vibration of Books

Previous title, Time – Place – Space (TPS): Interactive performance in the library for prepared strings with plastic film; wrap around the bridge, thin metal wires, and plastic cub; the thin metal wires connected the bow which goes to the bottom of a plastic cub. The Performer interpreted printed material from the library. The library visitors suggested the books and were selected by the performers themselves. The performer’s moving gestures on the instrument move the wire, creating vibration inside the plastic cub, it is muted by the plastic film. The piece is for one or more performer/s. Duration is flexible. Commissioned by the Gothenburg Culture Committee and State Library. The first performance was by Malva String Quartet, Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda, in Gothenburg State Library on September 14, 2016.